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Viola

Synopsis
Feature film. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the film begins with an all-female cast performing the play, gradually segueing into the dressing room where its story and prose impact on their off-stage lives. Mid-way through the audience is introduced to film’s centre, Viola (María Villar), whose desires connect their stories. Weaving in Shakespeare’s dialogue, Viola draws on the play’s language and its themes — love, comedy and deception.
Language
Spanish (Argentina)
Country
Argentina
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Duration
65 mins
Availability
No distributor or archive copy known (9/2012).

Credits

Director
Matías Piñeiro Piñeiro
Producer
Melanie Schapiro
Cinematographer
Fernando Lockett
Screenplay
Matías Piñeiro Piñeiro
Production Design
Agustina Costa
Cast
Agustina Mu ozViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Elisa CarricajoSabrina (Olivia)
Maria VillarViola

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Twelfth Night
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); All-female casts; Rehearsals

Notes

History
Shown at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012.
Textual information
Like ROSALINDA (2010) the film is part of an ongoing series inspired by Gerard de Nerval’s ‘Girls of Fire’, an 1854 collection of short stories and sonnets each named for its eponymous heroine.

Production Company

Name

Revolver Films

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